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Families who lost teens in fatal crashes encourage safe driving

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Nov 18th - 8:56pm

In 2014, 29 teens died in motor vehicle crashes. Families of these teens shared their personal accounts Wednesday to encourage drivers to use safety precautions on Utah roads.

Latest UDOT #MondayMessage stirs controversy

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Nov 9th - 10:47pm

Every week, UDOT posts clever safety messages on the overhead boards along the Wasatch Front. It's purpose is to get people talking about safe driving, but the latest #MondayMessage got mixed reviews.

Utah motorists prepare for season of snowy roads

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Nov 9th - 6:27pm

With winter approaching, the Utah Department of Transportation is cautioning drivers to get ready for the inevitable reality of snowy driving conditions.

Cracking down on prescription drug-impaired drivers major focus for UHP

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Nov 4th - 10:47pm

Getting drunk drivers off the road with sobriety checks has made a big difference in reducing alcohol-related crashes. To perform those same checks with drug-impaired drivers, the state calls on more than 150 drug recognition experts or DREs.

Car owners encouraged to prep for winter driving

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Nov 3rd - 9:58pm

When winter weather arrives, people start to think about their tires, and that is keeping tire dealers very busy.

Over 1K aggressive drivers ticketed in recent UHP blitz

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Nov 2nd - 10:28pm

Over the last several months, the Utah Highway Patrol had aggressive driving on its radar to rein in deadly crashes.

12-year-old boy hit by car outside West Valley elementary school

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:20pm

A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle outside an elementary school in West Valley City Friday morning.

Video aims to educate about drug-impaired driving deaths

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 15th - 8:02am

Tena Rummage's 42-year-marriage to Randy Rummage was cut short by someone driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

1 in 5 drivers violate HOV laws, reports UHP

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:22pm

The Utah Department of Transportation said 20 percent of the vehicles in the freeway express lane, or HOV lane, are there illegally. UDOT has asked the Utah Highway Patrol to help it address the problem.

Utah roads more deadly so far in 2015, UHP says

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Sep 8th - 7:52pm

With Utah roads' "100 Deadliest Days" ending over Labor Day weekend, safety advocates urge locals to refocus on zero fatalities. During this time, beginning on Memorial Day, 12 more people died this year than last year.